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Historic

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Pocket Rocket

Pilot report by Pfalz D.VIII

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HangarTalk: Aeroplane January 2021

CommentComment on historic aviation by the chief executive of...

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Aeroplane meets Addison Pemberton

Historic aircraft have truly become a way of life...

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Witness to ‘Winkle’

‘Winkle' Brown and the first jet carrier landing

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Night Birds

WW2 History: P-70s in the Pacific

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Military

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Royal Norwegian Air Force and the F-16: the complete story

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has bade farewell to the Lockheed Martin F-16 after more than 40 years of pivotal service defending the Scandinavian country and serving NATO’s air-policing system. Paulo Mata reports

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Reinforcing Europe: How the USAF has helped bolster NATO's eastern flank

Babak Taghvaee details how USAF fighters, tankers and intelligence-gathering aircraft have been used to bolster NATO’s eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Romania suspends all MiG-21 LanceR flight operations

The Romanian Air Force has suspended all flight activities with its ageing Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Lancer B/C fleet to improve aviation safety and prevent further attrition events involving the Soviet-era fighter

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Commercial

Liège Airport becomes UN cargo hub

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has kick-started...

Garsite diversifies into disinfectants

Perhaps best known for its range of aviation refuelling and speciality...

Quarantine rules vary as European flights restart

As several European air carriers launch their initial post-COVID-19...

Third Airbus Beluga XL Breaks Cover

The third example of Airbus’ Beluga XL transport aircraft has been rolled out the paint shop in Toulouse for the first time.

Coronavirus: Could this Machine Make Flying Safer?

Leading aerospace firm, Honeywell has revealed a new type of aircraft cleaning technology that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect cabins.

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Flight Simulation

Robin DR400 Touches Down in X-Plane

Just Flight has announced the Robin DR400 is now available for X-Plane 11.

Piper Cub Takes Flight in Prepar3D

A2A Simulations has released the Accu-sim J3 Cub for Prepar3D version 4.

MilViz Aircraft Now Available On Orbx

Orbx and MilViz have entered a partnership enabling customers to purchase MilViz products via Orbx Central.

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Flying Finale

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year".

Shuttleworth Festival of Flight

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Biggleswade , United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

Duxford Flying Day: 19 Squadron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron. Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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Farnborough, United Kingdom

The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Wales Airshow

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Swansea, United Kingdom

The airshow website says: "Over two days, some of the best pilots and flying display in the world use the natural amphitheatre of Swansea Bay to show their stuff, pulling off incredible aerial acrobatics. From jets to helicopters, it’s two days of the year not to be missed. And even better – it’s free!"